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  1. #1
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    Does anyone know the correct pronunciation?

    When looking at pronunciation guides on different sites for the name Saoirse I've seen the key say it is pronounced SARE-shuh or SEER-shuh and SIR-shuh so does anyone know which one is the correct pronunciation? Or are all of them viable, correct options?

    Personally I like the pronunciation SEER-shuh best, followed by SARE-shuh but I'd like to know if one of them is considered more correct.

  2. #3
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    SEER-shuh/SEER-sha is correct
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  3. #5
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    The only girls named Saoirse I know are Irish, and say it either 'see-uh-sha' or 'sur-sha' depending on where they're form.
    It only sounds good with an Irish accent, in my opinion.
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    SEER-shuh i think.
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  5. #9
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    I have known three Saoirses in my life and they all pronounce it Sare-shuh. You can pronounce it sir or seer but sare is the only correct way.

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